Pesto, pasta and pennies. Sacla reviewed

 Sacla have been making  pesto for the past twenty years and have recently released 9 new flavours. They are the brand leaders in pesto holding 53%^ of the market…they must know what they are doing. they are also a very ‘green company’. So I was happy to review for them.

 Sacla’ have a great website full of recipes using pesto and it’s all very inspiring. I had never thought beyond pasta with my pesto!

A combination of freshly picked basil and Grana Padano cheese is the secret behind every recipe. The pestos are all made in Italy. 

Sacla sent me Classic Basil, Wild Garlic and Fiery Chilli pesto, Hers what they have to say about them and our thoughts too!

  Classic Basil Pesto

Close your eyes and conjure up the aroma of freshly picked basil, the rich release of crushed pine kernels and a hit of newly grated Grana Padano cheese.  These are the signature notes of our classic green pesto

 Yep, classic lovely and a  really good taste.  Just stir through cooked pasta, grate on your cheese. Yum! Apparently it is also nice over new potatoes but I am yet to try this am very much a butter girl!  Theother taste test are over to my husband. I’m not a chilli fan and the garlic smelt too strong for me but his tastebuds were tantaslised!

 New Wild Garlic Pesto

 Our new Wild Garlic Pesto is truly irresistible. The combination of gorgeous Wild Garlic and fragrant Basil will tantalise your taste buds. For a deliciously simple supper, just stir through your favourite cooked pasta and shower with Parmesan. Be inspired – spread a generous spoonful onto a sliced ciabatta and bake. For the ultimate comfort creation swirl through creamy mashed potato and serve with love. 

 My husband tried this on pasta he said it was lovely though he couldnt have had too much of it. Verdict: Strong and extremely tasty

There’s a real kick in every spoonful of our fiery chilli Pesto.  Just stir through your favourite cooked pasta and serve with a glass of robust red.    

Fiery Chilli Pesto

My husband said this went down very well and really spiced things up – he loves chilli and a glass of red. He was very happy with this. We are going to try it smotherd on quorn in fajitos next.

 Good value?

Pesto is a good value food in my opinion. A little jar cost about £2 and can stay in your fridge once opened for a couple of weeks. It can last for ages depending how big a part of a meal you use it for. It’s great stuff, always useful to have around.

When the cupboard is bare if the pasta is there and the pesto is there you’re going to be OKAY!



  1. Naomi
    October 12, 2010 / 5:52 am

    I love this pesto. Last night whilst out for drinks with friends we came up with loads of recipes you can use with pesto. Its one of those things you can disguise other foods with when feeding the children.

  2. October 21, 2010 / 10:20 am

    Helpful blog, bookmarked the website with hopes to read more!

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